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How to make the popular traditional dish, Portuguese pork with clams (carne de porco a Alentejana).
Preparation time:
2 h
Cooking Time:
30 min
Ready In:
2 h 30 min
Level of Difficulty:

Portuguese Pork with Clams Recipe

Portuguese Pork with Clams Recipe

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Mon, Feb 15, 2016, 16:50
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1 1/2 lbs of pork4 cloves of garlic1 cup of white wine1/2 cup of lard or vegetable shortening1 1/4 lbs of clams1 sprig of coriander2 bay leaves1 lemonSalt and pepper (to taste)
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  • This site uses US measurements.


    1. Cut the pork into cubes, mix it with the crushed garlic, bay leaves, salt and pepper and white wine.
    2. Let this marinate for about 2 hours.
    3. Put the clams in salted water for 1 hour to lose the sand, wash them thoroughly.
    4. Place the lard or vegetable shortening in a frying pan and when hot, add the drained meat and fry, stirring occasionally, until bown, than add the liquid from the marinade and simmer about 5 minutes and add the clams.
    5. When the clams are open, remove from the heat and add the chopped coriander.
    6. Serve with Portuguese fries and salad to taste.
    Recipe & Photo Credit: receitasdeportugal.com


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